Sensor can detect scarred or fatty liver tissue

CAMBRIDGE — About 25 percent of the U.S. population suffers from fatty liver disease, a condition that can lead to fibrosis of the liver and, eventually, liver failure. Currently there is no easy way to diagnose either fatty liver disease or liver fibrosis. However, MIT engineers have now developed a diagnostic tool, based on nuclear…

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Physical activity key to helping reduce menopause symptoms

CLEVELAND, Ohio (December 2, 2020)—Women being treated for cancer often experience menopause quite suddenly with common symptoms, such as hot flashes, amplified more than had menopause occurred naturally. A new study suggests that the intensity and volume of physical activity could mitigate some of those symptoms. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal…

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No nanoparticle risks to humans found in field tests of spray sunscreens

People can continue using mineral-based aerosol sunscreens without fear of exposure to dangerous levels of nanoparticles or other respirable particulates, according to Penn State research published in the journal Aerosol Science and Engineering. The findings, reported by a research team led by Jeremy Gernand, associate professor of industrial health and safety, are a result of…

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New Yorkers believe pandemic will persist, but express hope in wake of election

As COVID-19 surges nationwide, 78% of New York City residents believe it is likely or very likely the city will again experience a resurgence of cases similar to that seen last April. However, the November Presidential election appears to have triggered an optimism among New Yorkers: more than half feel «more hopeful» about the country’s…

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Bluestar Genomics, UChicago publish whole genome map of key biomarker for detecting cancer

Bluestar Genomics, an innovative company leading the development of next-generation epigenomic approaches to cancer detection, and University of Chicago today announce the publication of a genome-wide 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) map across multiple human tissue types. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications, demonstrated the robust performance of 5hmC as a global biomarker for the…

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Empowering pre- and post-natal moms to address anxiety, stress, mental health management

Dallas, TX and Asbury Park, NJ (December 2, 2020) — GoMo Health and the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas have joined forces to incorporate the Center’s research-backed strategies that enhance brain health and build resilience, into GoMo Health’s evidence-based patient engagement platform. This combined approach supports all aspects of patients’…

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ESRF and UCL scientists awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant

ESRF and UCL scientists awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for human organ imaging project The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded $1 million to an imaging research project led by three researchers, among them Prof Peter Lee and Rebecca Shipley from UCL (University College London), and ESRF scientist Dr Paul Tafforeau, as part of…

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Is China Laying Claim to Kimchi, Too? Some South Koreans Think So

SEOUL, South Korea — Fermented vegetables are delicious — on this point, many people from China and South Korea can agree. But for some social media users in the two countries, the culinary good will ends there. A spat is raging this week over a Chinese state tabloid’s claim that China had “led” the development…

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